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2012: We are off to a good start....

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Harvester, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    This year is off to a rather good start for me. Those I have enjoyed....

    Beyond the Bridge- The Old Man & the Spirit
    Caligula's Horse- Moments from Ephemeral City
    Devil's Train- Devil's Train
    Dimension Act- Manifestations of Progress
    Epica- Requiem for the Indifferent
    Furyon- Gravitas
    Imminent Sonic Destruction- Recurring Themes
    Iron Fire- Voyage of the Damned
    Lacuna Coil- Dark Adrenaline
    Mustasch- Sounds Like Hell, Looks Like Heaven
    Opera Diabolicus- 1614
    Rage- 21
    Savage Messiah- Plague of Consciousness
    Silent Lapse- Birthright
    Southern Cross- From Tragedy
    Van Halen- A Different Kind of Truth
    Xandria- Neverworld's End


    My favorite tune so far is the 31+ minute melodic prog epic, "Perspectives Chapter 1" by Dimension Act.
     
  2. LarryD

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  3. GoRillaBoy76

    GoRillaBoy76 you can call me RRrrr!!

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    I have only got 3 so far this year

    Cage - Supremacy of Steel
    Kells - Anachromie
    Primal Fear - Unbreakable

    and they have all been awesome, so it seems to be a great year for music.
     
  4. ToddS

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    From your list - I own, or have en route to me the following...

    Beyond the Bridge- The Old Man & the Spirit
    Caligula's Horse- Moments from Ephemeral City
    Dimension Act- Manifestations of Progress
    Imminent Sonic Destruction- Recurring Themes
    Silent Lapse- Birthright
    Xandria- Neverworld's End

    Caligula's Horse is on top for now. I also have the new Lord Of Mushrooms on the way.
    Epica is a blind buy. Southern Cross has moved to the purchase list too. Still debating Effloresce (Shuteye Wanderer may be worth the price alone).

    Todd
     
  5. metalexp

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    Thank you for posting those albums, I didn't know about half of them.
     
  6. mattbrood

    mattbrood PPUSA Facebook *****

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    From your list that I am enjoying also (still waiting for Nuclear Blast to send me a promo for Epica to review):

    Beyond the Bridge- The Old Man & the Spirit (after listening to this album for 4 months, still my favorite of 2012, gonna take a lot to knock it from the top spot)
    Dimension Act- Manifestations of Progress
    Imminent Sonic Destruction- Recurring Themes
    Hemina - Synthetic
    Iron Fire- Voyage of the Damned
    Xandria- Neverworld's End

    and three that aren't on your list that I am digging as well:
    Dark Empire - From Refuge to Ruin
    Diabulus in Musica - The Wanderer
    Lanfear - This Harmonic Consonance

    and looking ahead, new albums to come from:
    Accept
    Sanctuary
    Circus Maximus
    Huntress
     
  7. Palabra de Dios

    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

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    Glenn, if you like that new Mustasch album, I seriously recommend you Orange Goblin's new album A Eulogy for the Damned. It's got every bit of the rock 'n' roll ethic of the aforementioned Swedes with the British doom backbone from bands like Cathedral or even the mighty Black Sabbath. The new album shirks a lot of the band's past "psychadelic" leanings for a more streamlined sound. It's good shit. Here's the single (and first track):

     
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  8. mattbrood

    mattbrood PPUSA Facebook *****

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    I heard this song a few weeks ago. Good stuff and I'm not big on stoner metal
     
  9. Palabra de Dios

    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

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    They're moving a good bit away from the "stoner metal" moniker with this new release. Their older albums, I definitely know what you're talking about; this new record is just doom metal/rock n roll.
     
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    OH. I need to hear this immediately, then.

    I've been really enjoying the Beyond the Bridge album. Also The Safety Fire and The Omega Experiment's new albums are really bad ass.
     
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    So far I'm liking:
    Alcest - Les Voyages de L'ame
    Lamb of God - Resolution
    First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
    Beyond the Bridge - The Old Man & The Spirit
    Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
    Savage Messiah - Plague of Conscience
    The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
    Ani di Franco - Which Side Are You On
    Howlin Rain - The Russian Wilds
    The Omega Experiment - S/T
     
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    drmetal8 Graphic Design

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    The new Van Halen really surprised me. It's a killer album. Got the Savage Messiah today, it is awesome. Primal Fear- amazing as usual.
    Check out the new Foxy Shazam "The Church of Rock and Roll" for something different!
     
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    edgeofthorns 24 Hours Ago...

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    I made myself a Rhapsody playlist with the new Van Halen, Mr. Big and the latest Whitesnake albums. All three are very solid albums and make for a very enjoyable playlist together!

    ~Brian~
     
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    spag I am a leaf on the wind

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    Furyon's Gravitas album looks like a 2010 release. At least I can find where they apparently self published in 2010. Maybe this is a reissue on a label? There are reviews for it at least from back then.
     
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    This was a huuuuuge disappointment for me. I miss how chaotic the first two album were.
     
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    The Safety Fire - Grind the Ocean

    For me it is by far the best album released so far in 2012
     
  17. MelbCro

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    Perfect Element era PoS? Damn, I've got to check this out.
     
  18. Qrusher14242

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    So far, these are my favorites:

    Sunstorm - Emotional Fire
    Beyond the Bridge - The Old Man and the Spirit
    Lanfear - This Hamonic Consonance
    Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth
    Lana Del Rey - Born to Die
    Devil's Train - S/T
    Rage - 21

    Haven't heard any others i liked(Didn't care for the new Primal Fear), but will check out a few in this thread.
     
  19. guitarrero

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    Nice to hear that! :) I'd suggest: Go for it! There's plenty more than the "epic track" to explore on our album "Coma Ghosts". ;)
     
  20. zekeyou

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    The swan song from Woods of Ypres-- Grey Skies and Electric Light-- is also ridiculously morose and awesome.
     

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